Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid launched in the UK image

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has been recently launched in the United Kingdom where the model has been priced at 27,800 pounds for the entry-level version.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is more expensive than the regular Prius (21,560 GBP) because of the new batteries, and without the government grand on new low emission vehicles, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid would cost 32,895 pounds. The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the perfect vehicle for these days when the petrol price keeps going up and the model has been recently rated at 134.5 mpg or 2.1 liters every 100 km/ while emitting just 49 grams of CO2 per km.

The car manufacturer says that the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is powered by the same 1.8 liter petrol engine, which is producing 98 horsepower and by an electric motor, generating 81 horsepower. The model is also packed with a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). The vehicle’s standard equipment list includes privacy glass, leather upholstery, parking sensors, chrome exterior trim, rear-view camera, Bluetooth, sat-nav, voice recognition and LED lights.

  • John

    Why didn't the British Car industry develop a car like the Prius Instead of striking itself virtually out of existence?